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Meet Veleska Shelford, Deadliest Catch Rick Shelford Wife!

Veleska Shelford is the wife of Deadliest Catch‘s newest star Rick Shelford. Who is she? Where is she from? Do she and Rick share any children?

Read all about her in this article below as you scroll down this article.

Deadliest Catch: Meet Veleska Shelford, Rick Shelford Wife

Vekeska Shelford is the wife of Rick Shelford. They reportedly met on 14 July 2017. Rick wrote on Facebook, “This summer I meet two very amazing people. The most beautiful and loving Veleska Johnston and her awesome son Preston. Best summer surprise ever.”

Veleska and Rick exchanged their wedding vows on 12 August 2018. Back in August 2022, Rick celebrated their anniversary with a post writing, “Happy Anniversary my forever love😍❤️😘. I’m so thankful you came into my life. Your beautiful, spirit and love have made me the happiest man alive! I love you Veleska Shelford❤️❤️❤️❤️😘.”

On Valentine’s Day 2023, Rick wished his wife, “I know it’s Super Bowl Sunday and two days before Valentine’s Day. But I have to say, it doesn’t matter who wins the Super Bowl and every day is Valentine’s Day. I won everything when @veleskamae became my bride. I’m the luckiest man alive to have you in my life❤️❤️❤️.”

Before Veleska, Rick was married once before to his ex-wife. Around 2012, Rick and his ex-wife Kathlyn Hughes split up and he got custody of his kids and he quit fishing to focus on his kids. It is unclear for long Rick and Kathlyn stayed married.

Kathlyn is currently based in Monroe, Washington. She attended King’s High School and studied Psychology at Northwest College. Moreover, Kathlyn worked at Pacific Sleep Center, Kolstrand, Coldwater Creek, and King’s Schools. She is currently married to her husband Soren J Hughes since June 2014.

Speaking of Rick, he is 45 years old. He is the son of Rick Shelford Sr and Heidi Shelford.

Rick is a third-generation crabber who hopes to continue the family tradition of living continuously on the water for more than a century. On the F/V Aleutian Lady, he joins Captain Sean Dwyer, who is also trying to build a new legend.

Rick started as a greenhorn in 1997, quickly moving his way up to deckhand, then engineer, then captain of F/V Aleutian Lady. Using his broad experience in the longline, pot cod, and crab fisheries, in 2012 Rick Jr. transitioned into the fleet management position where he is responsible for overall vessel readiness and troubleshooting. Rick Jr. is well-versed in refrigeration, hydraulics, and propulsion systems.

As for the companies he is working for, Rick is currently employed at Shelford Fisheries and Shelford Boats.

Rick And Veleska Shelford Kids

Rick and Veleska Shelford don’t share any kids. However, They have children from their previous marriage. Altogether, they have four kids.

From Rick’s marriage to Kathlyn, the exes welcomed three daughters from his first marriage. Their oldest daughter is currently 18 years old. Then, the second daughter is currently 15 years old. Rick’s youngest daughter is currently 13 years old.

As for Veleska, she has one son who is a 15-year-old son named Preston.

Veleska Shelford Age

Veleska Shelford turned 42 years old in 2023. She was born in May 1981.

What Is Veleska Shelford Maiden Name?

Veleska Shelford is the daughter of Joseph B Johnston so her maiden name is Johnston. Her dad is currently 72 years old.

Her grandfather is named Jack Herbert Johnston. Jack was a long-time Everett businessman, born August 20, 1912, who died in Everett on January 18, 2001, at the age of 88.

In high school, Jack was the quarterback of the Arlington Eagles football team and captain of the basketball team. His love of sports continued his entire life. After graduating from Arlington High School, he worked his way through Washington State University where he earned a degree in business. He was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

During World War II, Jack worked as a bookkeeper at the Everett Shipyard. After the war he went to work for General Petroleum as a bookkeeper and soon after became the owner of Johnston Petroleum Corp. where he worked full-time until the age of 87.

Veleska Shelford Job

According to Veleska Shelford’s LinkedIn, she attended Shoreline Community College and graduated in 2010. Besides being a doting mother of four children, there is no information regarding Veleska’s current job.

Related FAQs

  • Where Is Veleska Shelford From?

Veleska Shelford hailed from Everett, Washington.

  • Is Veleska Shelford On Instargam And Facebook?

You can find Veleska on Instagram (@veleskamae).

  • When Is Veleska Shelford Birthday?

Veleska Shelford’s birthday is in May.

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